In the UK, a recent poll revealed that ‘more than 3 in 4 want reduction in immigration‘ and, around the same time, Nigel Farage (leader of the UK Independence Party) said that ‘lower economic growth is a price worth paying to cut immigration’.
The Brits are fortunate: their governing party actually has a policy platform to reduce immigration.
Here in Australia, the number of asylum seekers appears to be slowly coming under better control, but the Abbott government has not yet made its position clear on overall immigration targets.
Writing REDUCE IMMIGRATION atop ballot papers at local, state and federal elections and by-elections is a way to alert decision-makers to our urgent need for policy reform.
On Saturday in Western Australia, voters will elect their next senators. Their return to the polls is required because of the bungled counting and loss of papers last September. Since 7 September 2013, the population of voters has increased by 28,000 which represents a growth of 1.9%, partly caused by new immigrants becoming citizens.
We urge each and every WA voter on Saturday 5 April 2014 to protest against our high immigration intake by writing REDUCE IMMIGRATION in the blank space at the top of their Senate ballot papers.